Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Regional Contests & Grants

The Los Angeles region honors and promotes the work of its writers and illustrators by offering several annual contests. Entry is free. Competing can help you gauge the level of your work and winning can help move you toward publication.

SCBWI-L.A. may introduce new contests and/or change existing contests at any time. Check back often for details on upcoming contests. Currently, the region offers the following:

Writers Day Contest

Illustrators Day Contest

Mentor Contest

Sue Alexander Grant

C. Harrington Scholarship

SCBWI Los Angeles Region Twitter Banner Contest


First-place winning manuscripts in any SCBWI-L.A. contest may not be entered in any subsequent SCBWI-L.A. contest.

Judging & Awards